Khandashas, Khaṇḍaśas: 11 definitions


Khandashas means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Khaṇḍaśas can be transliterated into English as Khandasas or Khandashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्) refers to “pieces” (i.e., ‘being caused to be in pieces’), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That [cosmos] is not at all produced by anyone, not at all sustained by anyone, so also not destroyed [com.—caused (jātaḥ) [to be] in pieces (khaṇḍaśaḥ)] by anyone. Nevertheless, that exists by itself without support in the atmosphere. That very same one, which is without a beginning and end, is accomplished by itself and imperishable, without a Supreme Being and excessively filled with objects beginning with the self”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Khaṇḍaśaḥ (खण्डशः).—ad Bit by bit; in pieces. khaṇḍavikhaṇḍa karūna ṭākaṇēṃ To shatter.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्).—ind.

1) To pieces, into fragments; °कृ (kṛ) to cut into pieces.

2) Bit by bit, piece by piece, piece-meal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्).—ind. Piece meal, in or by pieces. E. khaṇḍa, and śasi aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्).—[khaṇḍa + śas], adv. In pieces, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 31, 39.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्).—[adverb] in or to pieces. — With kṛ, kalpay & parikalpay cut asunder, divide.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्):—[=khaṇḍa-śas] [from khaṇḍa > khaṇḍ] ind. in pieces, by pieces, bit by bit, piece by piece, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्):—adv. By pieces.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Khaṇḍaśas (खण्डशस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khaṃḍākhaṃḍi.

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Khandashas in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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